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ambulancerespondingnightrtcUPDATED: A mother and her young child have been involved in a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Newport this evening (Monday).

Emergency services including paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the scene on Staplers Road near to the Isle of Wight Lavender Farm at just before 18:30.

Island Echo understands that the driver of the vehicle has suffered suspected back injuries and has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital alongside her baby – a passenger in the car – who has amazingly escaped any serious injury.

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The road is currently closed between the junction with Long Lane and Whiterails Road.

UPDATE @ 20:37 – The road has fully reopened in both directions.

UPDATE TUESDAY – Both mother and baby have been discharged from St Mary’s Hospital and are said to be safe and well back at home today.


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